Document ReferenceBu 25/19
TitleLetter from E. Hammond [later 1st Baron Hammond], Foreign Office, London, to Sir A. Buchanan, St Petersburg, Russia; 29 Mar 1870.
Date29 March 1870
Extent2 ff
Content DescriptionComments on the progress of the Diplomatic Committee; states that Orlov's exposure of Gorchakov was amusing but there was little to choose between Gorchakov and Beust; informs him that he did not think the despatches were being tampered with but had suggested the bags remain in the chancery while they were in Berlin; comments favourably on the character of Sir George Bonham; reports the illness and possible death of General Grey and states it would be sad for the Queen; comments on his last despatch relating to Russia, Turkey and the Caspian Sea; states that he did not think the Pope would be overthrown.
Termgovernment business, committees, Diplomatic Service Committee
diplomatic service, Diplomatic Service Committee
communications, security of
Italian affairs, 'Roman Question'

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA6944Orlov; - (fl 1868-1871); -fl 1868-1871
NA6658Grey; Charles (1804-1870); General; private secretary to Queen Victoria 1861-701804-1870
NA985Victoria (1819-1901); Queen of Great Britain and Ireland; Empress of India1819-1901
NA6571Beust; Friedrich F. von (1809-1886); Count; Austrian politician1809-1886
NA6945Bonham; George F. (1847-1927); 2nd Baronet; diplomat1847-1927
NA6087Pius IX (1792-1878); Pope; Giovanni M.M. Ferretti Pope from 18461792-1878
NA6023Hammond; Edmund (1802-1890); 1st Baron Hammond1802-1890
NA136Buchanan; Andrew (1807-1882); 1st Baronet; diplomat1807-1882
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